Cult nail polish brand Models Own have just launched a whole new makeup range online. It's bold, bright and will soon be available in their Bottleshops later this month.
The new Models Own makeup range* is definitely aimed at those who want to be adventurous with their cosmetics - those who are keen to try new trends and aren't afraid of getting creative. I've been trying out a few key pieces from the vast line-up to introduce you to this side of the brand.
Obviously taking the lead from the extremely popular OCC Lip Tars, Models Own have launched their own version- Lip Gunk (£10.99). There are 14 shades and they are designed to be mixed to create shades of your own too. They come in a cute pouch with a miniature lip brush and a mixing tray. I've been trying the Glossy Lip Gunk Paint Kit in Wild (an orange-toned red) and their Metallic Lip Gunk Paint Kit in Fusion (a bright blue). The formula of these is very thick, so it really is a case of slicking these on. They do dry down quite quickly though and have good staying power. The colour fades evenly too. Metallic lips are really in at the moment, so if you are looking for a good dupe for the likes of the metallic Kylie Cosmetics liquid lipsticks, this might be a good option for you as they have a stunning pale shade called Titanium that's looks like a mixture of gold and silver.
Another new launch on the lip front is their Luxestick Lipsticks (£7.99) that come in Matte or Velvet formulas. I've been trying the Luxestick Velvet Lipstick in Plush Peony and have really been loving it. I'm really into bright colours at the moment and this fuchsia one really pops. The formula isn't matte or glossy, but sits somewhere in-between. It's very creamy, pigmented and just glides on. The colour has been staying on my lips all day too. I need to try some of their nude shades next.
I've also been testing out some of their new face makeup. Rock'n'Rosy Blusher Stick (£6.99) is a cream blusher stick that's incredibly pigmented. There's no way that I would apply this direct to your cheeks from the stick as it would be too easy to be heavy-handed. Put some on the back of your hand first and lightly dab onto your cheeks with your finger so that you can control the amount. The shade I've been using is Peach Pop and it's the darkest. There are other more muted and natural shades available.
The product I was most intrigued by was the Sculpt & Glow Liquid Highlighter (£9.99) as I'm all about the glow in summer. The formula of this is really nice, but the shade I have (Rose Gold) isn't suitable for my pale skin - it would suit someone that's tanned perfectly though. If you have a Snow White complexion like me, opt for the shade Brilliance. The Sculpt & Glow Liquid Highlighter looks great lightly dabbed along your cheekbones, or you can use it as a glow-giving primer or even mix some in with your foundation. It's a great multi-tasking product and you get a huge amount for your money compared to other brands.
Finally, I wanted to show you the new Models Own Sculpt & Glow Contouring Bronzing Powder (£8.99). This comes in four shades - two shimmers and two mattes. I have Light Tan which is the lightest of the two matte shades. The other, Dark Tan, is darker but also cooler-toned too. It has a really creamy and silky formula and it's extremely pigmented, so a little goes a long way. It blends really well and is very long-lasting too.
I really recommend that you check out the new Models Own makeup when you get a chance, as the collection is huge and it's really good quality. The eyeshadow palettes are definitely next on my list.
This post contains press samples, but all opinions are my own.
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